If Moore can have his own badass moments then why not my own favorite Timothy Dalton and his most ruthless moments on screen ? Yes there was something similar (in fact for both Bond actors) in the past, but they were for general favorite monents of their respective tenures and not in a situation where they had to have a cruel streak to their nature or radiate some actual menace
I think if allowed, one the very best moments for Dalton that just about encapsulates that, or maybe James Bond as a whole, would be the interrogation of Lupe Lamora aboard the Wavekrest with the knife at her throat "make a sound and you're dead" - truly one of my very best sequences with Dalton as Bond
other worthy inclusions of Dalton being ruthless. Or if that's too strong a word, then just damn serious
# After the killing of Saunders and the look in the eyes after he pops the Smiert-Spionam balloons
# Torching Sanchez with the Leiters gift lighter
# Dropping of Killifer in the shark tank. "you earned it, you keep it"
# Giving Necros the boot on the cargo plane
# Finding a maimed Leiter at home with the message, "he disagreed with something that ate him"
# Not sure if it's in the right place, but when he and Milovy are picked up by Kamran Shah and his men, and he (Dalton) explains who he is, what he is doing, where he has to go, (and the potential danger to the Mujahideen)
That's a good a list as any for starters, and other Dalton enthusiasts may (or may not) have their own idea for inclusions